Winter on the Farm, Then and Now
What was it like to live and work on a farm during the winter 130 years ago?
In this program, we will explore how people in the past survived the long Vermont winters. By looking at photographs and objects from the past, we’ll learn how they moved from place to place, what chores they had, and how they kept warm.
We will visit with the farm’s draft horses and a look at the equipment they would have used to pull sleighs. Participants will discuss chores and work that was done on the farm in the past, and how these are similar and different from what students may do today.